Simplicity — A Thoughtful Approach To Better Design

Why do some designs seem inevitable? Why are some of the best designs unnoticed? Why does it feel like some objects happen on their own without any intervention from a designer?

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Visual Design Systems (Maintaining Consistency Across Devices)

You might think the goal of a responsive design is to present the exact same experience to visitors regardless of what device they use and under what context they visit. The experience is going to be different though, because the device and context are different. What we want to provide is the same level of experience and that means our designs will look different across devices.
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How Constraints, A Concept, And The Principle Of Unity Help You Make Design Decisions

As I’ve been talking about the decisions I’ve made for the redesign of this site, I’ve noticed myself using a few words over and over. Words like constraints and concept and unity. I’ve said things like one constraint leads to another and how concept leads design. I thought a post talking about each of these words and how they help in making design decisions would hopefully be interesting and helpful.
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